Sound-insulation ratings and the new ASTM sound- transmission class

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
ISSN0001-4966
Volume34
Issue4
Pages493501; # of pages: 9
SubjectSound transmission & insulation
AbstractA survey is made of past and present systems for rating the sound insulation value of building walls and floors. It is observed that in most countries ratings based on "average" transmission losses have been replaced by systems that compare transmission loss characteristics with a standard contour. An example of this approach is the new sound transmission class contained in ASTM E90-61T. This is discussed from various theoretical and practical viewpoints, and it is concluded that the sound transmission class is a useful rating system for common architectural problems.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-160
NRC number6759
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NPARC number20373950
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